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The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by dahlig
Hello everyone!
So after 2 months of silence, I am giving you Lust

This is the third one of the serie, first ones are Vanity and Envy

"Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body."

The theme:
As you can see, from my Lust sketch I have only kept the pose, but totally changed the face.
I think that this one fits the topic better.
I see Lust as being concentrated on yourself, being "drowned in your own world" kind of way, rather than seducting and being "flirty"(and this look was used in the sketch)
Ok, nevermind :P

About the symbolism:
The color - I am aware of the fact, that according to some sources Lust is connected with blue. To me though, blue just doesn't do it - It's too "cold", and therefore I picked(surprise) red - connection with the color of flame, warmth. No I am not connecting lust with love :P

The frame - uses the flame pattern... my thought-connections were: flame -> burning desire -> lust

The waterfall - something rapid, unpredictable, not controlable :]

The picture took me a long LONG time to finish, mainly because I have done 2 other versions which I was not satisfied with.
Done in Painter7 and Photoshop CS in an uncoutable number of hours XD

Hope you like it!

DISCLAIMER: As I am currently working on another project, I will take a break from the Seven Deadly Sins Serie, BUT I DEFINITELY AM planning on finishing it. The next one, coming probably in a few months will be SLOTH :)

PS. Just in case you're interested, I am now submitting Lust as a printout:)
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ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I think your reasoning on this is sound. :nod:
Therefore, I like it more! :D
lost-in-the-void Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
It's one of my favs of this "7 deadly sins" series!
Shostalicht Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Writer
I absolutely love Lust's dress and hair, and the idea of using a waterfall for symbolism is inspired.
pboff Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
would you like you art to be featured in or publicity material with links to your other work. We are doing an international theatrical project with universities in Spain and UK.
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
it has been featured here:

Feel free to join at this group.  Your art is tremendously amazing.
vvvulpea Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had to prove that I could amount to something this picked me up when I was down this put me back in the swing of things I figured I should share the wealth
BunnyMilk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Ive decided no more diets! Try this
Phlark Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Look what i found here
sensationalchef Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
this is probably a stupid question but i would so pay for a print in this but was wondering if you could do it in the blue. I love this pic and this sin. lol I saw it took you a while but i still wanted to ask in case the answer could be a yes. :D You can find me on face book under Jennifer Greiner or contact me at Thanks in advance for any response!
BrooBroo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
may i have the story that goes with this pic?
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